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The Star Anise Arts Cafe

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1 Gloucester Street, Stroud GL5 1QG, England
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent

Popped in on Saturday while passing through Stroud. The restaurant just felt "right". Although a limited menu they produced some great food with wonderful flavours. Lovely to see some morris dancers performing in the court yard!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
lindale
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England
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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39 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
England
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
338 helpful votes 338 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Popped in on Saturday while passing through Stroud. The restaurant just felt "right". Although a limited menu they produced some great food with wonderful flavours. Lovely to see some morris dancers performing in the court yard!

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Stroud, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Deliciously strong coffee. Great fish and chip lunches. Lovely lunches. A taste of Stroud not to be missed.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Following a challenge to visit all the coffee shops in the south west indi coffee guide we set of to Stroud. The cafe is stunning, not a pre set costa set up, instead an odd shaped building full of character. The coffee (a flat white) was perfect, and the recommended chocolate and avocado cake didn't disappoint. The staff were friendly... More 

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Dursley, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I visited the cafe a few days ago and as soon as I opened the door I knew it was going to be a good atmosphere. There was light music playing, it was comfortably warm and some delicious smell coming from the kitchen! I only had an Americano but it was very nice. The pastries on the counter looked amazing,... More 

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Gloucestershire, England
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I visited with two friends one busy lunch time. One of us didn't want to eat and just had a coffee, which was no problem for the staff - no minimum lunchtime charge here. I had spinach and butternut squash quiche and salad, which was delicious, and my other friend had carrot soup. She didn't want the bread with it,... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Having recently become vegetarian I have been looking for interesting vegetarian restaurants. This cafe had a fantastic selection of healthy vegetarian meals. It was beautifully presented and tasted great.

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Good quality mainly vegetarian grub, always well presented. Great for lunch out. Also serve breakfasts.

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I've visited Star Anise quite a few times in the last couple of years ans appreciate its ethos on things; its a unique, lovely and inspiring place, somehow full of spirit unlike the vast majority of cafes out there, though the staff are cool and not very friendly. Though I sense it is indeed a soulful, colourful, musical, fun and... More 

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Painswick, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Love this place, interesting great food, totally chilled atmosphere full of local people and very family orientated. I hesitated posting this as it almost is a best kept secret place that is not overtly commercial ..... run by people with passion and values. A Free Trade, Organic, locally sourced and vegetarian focussed cuisine.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

After hearing so much about this place deided to go for lunch.The first thing that struck me was the menu and food on display! Had the Syrian jewelled rice and wow it was was so delicious and looked incredible, garnished with fresh flower petals. It is so nice to find a place that does not offer just goats cheese or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Gloucester Street, Stroud GL5 1QG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Stroud

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegetarian
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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